KANA's next-generation enterprise customer service suite is designed to provide cost savings and improved public-sector engagements.
The new information governance suite manages and organizes overwhelming amounts of unstructured data using intelligent machine-learning IT.
In his place, HP named a former key executive of both Lenovo and Acer, Dion Weisler, currently senior vice president for HP in the Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Earthlink is transitioning from a standard ISP for 150,000 enterprises and 1 million consumers to a full-service IT and cloud services provider for middle-market customers.
What the participants in this unusual U.N. mission have in common is energy, a love and/or concern for the improvement of education and a working knowledge of technology.
IBM has laid off more than 2,000 workers as part of a restructuring that will cost the company up to $1 billion, according to reports.
From June 12 to 14 a group of about 130 people, invited by a British Airways/United Nations-sponsored initiative called UnGrounded and consisting of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, educators, venture capitalists, inventors and a few journalists, flew from San Francisco to London. Their ages ranged from the early 20s to senior citizens. What they had in common was a love and/or concern for the improvement of education and a knowledge of technology. While on the six-hour trip, they were given a task to find answers for this question: How can science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education be made more palatable for young people—especially females—so that jobs that are currently going unfilled can find the right applicants? After vetting all the conceptuals, a panel of U.N. and sponsor delegates voted to back AdviseHer, an online community that uses social networks and other pipeline programs to advocate for females in STEM education. AdviseHer will recruit women in STEM companies, retirees and former IT company employees to advise young women as they show interest in IT education. This will reduce attrition rates in STEM university programs and help raise funds for startups founded by women. (Photos by Chris Preimesberger)
IBM announced that its Peace Corps-like Corporate Service Corps has marked its fifth year of volunteerism around the world.
A UN group takes to the skies to formulate concepts and solutions for global talent challenges that directly affect innovation, entrepreneurship and the economy around the world.
Although the IT jobs market continues to grow despite weakness in the nation's employment data, employment experts are cautiously optimistic.
Kronos said the latest enhancements to its cloud workforce management suite make it easier for SMBs to manage their real-time employee data.
The technology sector remains a strong driver of employment in the United States, while the overall job market continues to stumble forward slowly. Despite some reports that small businesses are still relatively bearish on IT hiring, Dice's latest semi-annual hiring survey of 1,000 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters, found nearly three-fourths of respondents plan to hire more technology pros during the second half of 2013 than in the year's first six months. The overall improving economic outlook has been a major motivating factor in the latest hiring push, according to IT career and employment site Dice. More than three in 10 respondents attributed their plans for increased hiring to the current economic climate in the U.S. The Midwest, West and East, including the Northeast, saw the biggest jumps in hiring intentions. "Each market has its own unique story, but it's just a good job market for technology professionals," Dice Senior Vice President Tom Silver said in a statement. Here's a look at key takeaways from the Dice report.
Mobile devices cause ongoing concern for IT teams responsible for information security, as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement has dramatically increased the number of expensive security incidents. For one thing, sensitive corporate information can be easily transported and lost. With such issues in mind, security specialist Check Point conducted a global survey of 790 IT professionals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan to gather data to quantify the impact of mobile devices on corporate information security. Among other topics, participants were asked which of the most common mobile platforms they viewed as being the greatest risk to their corporate security. The question showed a dramatic change from the previous year as Google's Android increased dramatically as the platform perceived to have the greatest security risk (from 30 percent to 49 percent). Apple's iOS remained the same (25 percent), while Windows Mobile and BlackBerry both saw the number of IT professionals who view the respective platforms as the most risky decrease by almost half. The survey also indicated that businesses are dealing with the high financial cost of mobile security incidents. The majority (57 percent) reported that the total costs of their mobile security incidents ranged from $10,000 to more than $500,000 in the past year, including staff time, legal fees, fines and resolution.
The report provides details on the most popular contracts used to purchase IT solutions, as well as the most in-demand IT solutions.
Amish families' adoption of technologies as they need them is in stark contrast to American society in general, which seems to jump on every tech craze.